Beyond our featured stories, here are just a few brief examples of work taking place across the Pepper organization in a broad range of markets and featuring multiple services.
The renovation and expansion of an existing 28,000-square-foot, two-story office building into a 60,000-square-foot police and court facility for the Westerville Division of Police includes a shooting range with state-of-the-art targeting systems, jail holding cells, evidence lock-up areas, community rooms, training space for police officers and a new front entry with stone veneer and bullet-proof glass.
Pepper Energy has teamed with Reactivate, a joint-venture company focused on community solar development for under-resourced communities. The goal of this portfolio is to develop roughly 15 MW of solar capacity across five community solar sites and one behind-the-meter project. The Illinois Solar for All projects are required to achieve a minimum of 50% minority and women-business-enterprise spend and 33% apprenticeship participation across all project hours worked.
Pepper’s latest contribution to Wrigley Field is the Mini Triangle Bar and DraftKings Sportsbook. The two-story sportsbook has 300 dedicated seats and features a 2,000-square-foot video screen. Open year-round, guests can enjoy a unique sports viewing experience and food with a Chicago flair. Pepper also built out additional spaces within the existing mezzanine core and shell, all on top of an underground detention tank.
Designed by Studio Gang Architects, the Women’s Leadership Center at Williams Bay will be dedicated to developing, sustaining and advancing diverse women leaders in ways that challenge old models and create new possibilities. The project will feature three structures on an 8-acre campus that overlooks Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, Wisconsin and will operate in harmony with land, water and sky. We anticipate breaking ground in early 2024.
Butler University's Sciences Complex is a harmonious blend of tradition and modern STEM education. The facility features labs, classrooms and gather spaces that encourage collaboration and growth. By embracing the 1970s architecture and reusing 91% of the original structure, we demonstrated Pepper’s commitment to renovation over total reconstruction and contributed to the building’s LEED Gold certification.
In anticipation of the Shedd’s 100th anniversary in 2030, Pepper and joint-venture partner Brown & Momen Inc. have returned to the aquarium to lead the $200 million, multi-year update to its historic home that will also improve the overall guest experience and flow, create new spaces for educational programming and build capacity for leading-edge aquatic science and conservation. Updates span modernizing the six historic galleries, enhancing and expanding animal habitats and restoring the original 1930s architectural features.
A new 109-room tower – with direct access to the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital – will make the Ascension St. Vincent Women and Children's Hospital the first in Indiana to offer couplet care for high-risk mothers and critical newborns under one roof. During construction, Pepper has been moving a life-size cutout of Peyton Manning around the construction site so children can spot him from their hospital windows. We also stop work each day at 9 a.m. to wave to the children.